Common Warning Signs of Dyspraxia in Teenagers

Coping up with signs of Dyspraxia in Teenagers

An adolescent was already in a tough stage of his life, but when it comes to a teenager with Dyspraxia, it becomes even more difficult as all his actions are related to emotional, physical and educational needs. For them even more love, care, understanding and attention are required by the parents, teachers and friends. The condition may result in frustration, low self-esteem and impulsive behavior in the teenager due to inability to do many things like others. This constitutes dyspraxia symptoms in teenager.

How can Dyspraxia be detected in a Teenager?

They find difficulty in the major areas of functioning in life, such as emotions, intellect, language, movement, speech, social skills, perception and overall growth.

Dyspraxia symptoms in young Adults (Teenager)

  • Feeling clumsy
  • Hindering of motor skills like actions involving small to big movements
  • Overall performance is poor
  • Overall development is poor

Large movements also called Gross Motor skills

  • Improper Physical agility
  • Poor balance
  • Inability in coordination
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Difficulty in coordinating fingers, hands, torso and other body parts
  • Difficulty in Driving, steering, moving hands and feet together etc.

Small movement also called Fine Motor skills

  • Writing is improper
  • Cannot handle small activities in grooming
  • Coordinating with electronic devices which involve fast movement like keypads, cell phones, calculators, mouse etc.
  • Inability to perform Daily Tasks such as washing, cleaning, cooking, dressing, brushing, household activities etc.


  • Difficulty in Voice control in pitch and volume
  • No Normal speech
  • Pronunciation is poor


  • Low self confidence
  • Difficulty in communication
  • Uncomfortable in physical movements


  • Tripping and falling over own feet
  • Frequent bumping into things
  • Inability to understand speed, weight a distance


  • Poor handwriting
  • Unable to stay in a straight line
  • Improper grip
  • Completing tasks on time
  • Slow in pace
  • Lack of quick muscle movement
  • Lack of coordination

If you even have an iota of doubt, whether your teenage sons or daughters might be suffering from this disorder, you will first have to consult your GP, who would, then refer you to a competent specialist who can make a positive assessment of the child and offer the right treatment. It is generally believed that dyspraxia cannot be completely cured. However, there are some therapies available to improve the motor skills of the children. A comprehensive Dyspraxia Symptoms and Treatment course will have to be followed as Treatment play an important role in shaping the future of the child